Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is Reforming Journalism. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

The earth is the Lord's...

| ...not the other way around: The trouble with some modern environmentalism
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/06/96, 12:00 am

When our dog died recently, I had to explain to my youngest son, Benjamin, 5, that all dogs don't go to heaven. People have souls that never die but dogs do not, I pointed out.

Ben, cogitating, responded, "Then people are special?" That's right, Ben, that's right-and that understanding separates true Christian environmentalists from the conventional liberal environmentalism that rules the pages of Time and even some Christian publications.

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Quit holding your breath

| America's body politic needs the pure oxygen of accurate information
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/22/96, 12:00 am

Since I've been traveling so much on airplanes recently, I've repeatedly heard instructions on how to use the oxygen masks that drop automatically from the ceiling in case of a decrease in cabin pressure. To get the flow of oxygen started, the attendant says, "Give the plastic tubing a firm tug."

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"Infamy and derision"

| WORLD stands in a long American tradition of fighting for liberty and virtue
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/08/96, 12:00 am

Occasional readers of WORLD might be mystified by some of our page headings and story headlines, and even our faithful subscribers-the most theologically literate, historically knowledgeable, and altogether terrific magazine audience on the planet-may wonder. So here is a brief lexicon that leads into a discussion of the Supreme Court's latest seizure of power.

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